Pulse Up

Pulse Up


This exercise involves lying on your back with your legs straight up in the air and lifting your hips off the ground while contracting your abs. The movement resembles a pulsing motion, hence the name "pulse up." It targets the lower abs and can be modified by bending the knees or using a stability ball.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Pulse Up Instructions

  1. Lie down on your back with your legs straight and your arms at your sides.
  2. Engage your core muscles by pulling your belly button towards your spine.
  3. Lift your legs up towards the ceiling, keeping them straight and together.
  4. Slowly lower your legs back down towards the ground, stopping just before they touch the floor.
  5. Lift your legs back up towards the ceiling, repeating the movement for the desired number of repetitions.

Pulse Up Form & Visual

Pulse Up

Pulse Up Benefits

  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles
  • Improves core stability
  • Increases hip flexibility
  • Helps to improve posture
  • Can be done without equipment

Pulse Up Muscles Worked

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Hip Flexors

Pulse Up Variations & Alternatives

  • Single Leg Pulse Up
  • Double Leg Pulse Up
  • Weighted Pulse Up
  • Reverse Pulse Up
  • Side-to-Side Pulse Up